Posts Tagged ‘Emun Elliot’

Film: Prometheus

Year: 2012

Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charliz Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall Green, Sean Harris, RAfe Spall, Emun Elliot, Benedict Wong, Kate Dickie, Patrick Wilson, Lucy Hutchinson,

Plot: A team of scientists journey through the universe on the spaceship “Prometheus” on a voyage to investigate Alien life forms. The team of scientists becomes stranded on an Alien world, and as they struggle to survive it becomes clear that the horrors they experience are not just a threat to themselves, but to all of mankind.

Review: ok so a bit of background, this film was due to be made after the original Alien film back in 1979 and be it’s prequel, this was eventually shelved and was resurrected back in 2010. This being the finished result.

So after that, what did I think of it? Well I was confused for most of it, as it doesn’t really follow any of the alien films, there is very little Alien action and what there is isn’t “Alien” I can understand it as a stand alone film, no need for any knowledge of the Alien Franchise etc… as part of this franchise it goes against pretty much all the films apart from the first one and would have worked well as the prequel before any more of the films were made.

That said as a stand alone film it was pretty good [but still confusing In parts] the special effects were great as you would expect the opening sequence shots were in Iceland which looked barren and hostile but beautiful at the same time.

Although this film is a stand alone film and the Alien references are subtle, they are there just subtle you just need to look for them.

The ending is left wide open for a new film which, by the way they have left it open would be a side movie rather than a follow on or yet another prequel of a prequel.

All in all this was a really good film, although I will have to watch it again and put aside the alien and AVP films, this is hard but I feel a must to watch this film then you can watch Miss Weaver in Alien and all will be well in the world, just don’t watch the AVP films because that will just confuse the issue!

10/10 good stand alone film, not for AVP fans

 

Wikipedia link gives a complete plot synopsis [SPOILER………………………….] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus_(film)

Trailer: http://youtu.be/iIJeQNyZ6VE

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Film: Black Death

Year: 20:10

Cast: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Johhny Harris, Carice Van Houten, David Warner, Kimberley Nixon, John Lynch, David Masterson, Tim McInnerny, Andy Myman, Marrianne Graffam, Emun Elliot, Tygo Hentschel, Mike Martens

Plot: Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Review: At first I though “oh god not another Period drama” and to start off with I did wonder where Mr Darcy was or whether Sean Bean was going to go off in search of some ring somewhere. But actually it wasn’t a bad film, well thought out if not a little predictable at times. Sean doing his usual acting which, really hasn’t changed whichever film he has been in, but saying that he hasn’t done a bad film yet that I’ve seen.

And poor Tim McInnerny at the end. Nasty contraption, poor Percy.

7/10 – good film if not a little slow at times